• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I dont have kids, or I have a second car.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Everyone likes it, not many know what it is, but assume it is a full on sports car.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Renault stopped importing them so it isnt an option. Apart from one warranty fix, nothing else has gone wrong with it. Depending on how it behaves after the warranty period is up, I might keep it as there is nothing else like it on the market just now.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Probably another 'hot hatch' as my wife misses the back seats. Maybe I can keep the Wind and she can trade in our second car instead.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    September 2011

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Got a good trade in on our car and money off at was pre-registered by Renault.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Not much choice for a cheap drop top.

    What was the dealer like?

    Arnold Clark, havent been back.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Very good handling and corners very flat, but suspension is still compliant over bumps and potholes. Engine is good for its size once the turbo is spinning. Could really do with a sixth gear for motorway cruising though.

    What's it like to park?

    Not as bad as I feared. the view out the back is actually no worse than the Kia Proceed we had previously. The mirrors are a decent size and its easy to see where the back of the car is using the spoiler on the boot lid.

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    The boot gas struts both failed. Dealer werent helpful until we called Renault UK, then it was picked up and returned within a couple of days.

    What's most practical about your car?

    The boot is a good size, and isnt affected if you drop the roof.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Has to be the roof, otherwise why get a drop top? I really like the automatic wipers too.